Arsenal and Manchester United interested in Yaya Toure, but move would be impossible, says agent

Yaya Toure controls the ball during the UEFA Champions league second leg play-off
Image: Yaya Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk has revealed there has been interest from Manchester United and Arsenal for the midfielder

Yaya Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk has told Sky Sports there has been interest from Manchester United and Arsenal for the midfielder.

Toure, 33, is surplus to requirements at Manchester City under manager Pep Guardiola and was left out of their 21-man Champions League squad.

While Seluk has insisted a move to either United or Arsenal would be "impossible", he also revealed to Sky Sports News HQ that the midfielder has had offers from China, Turkey, Italy and the United States, and will look to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club in January.

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Pep Guardiola gives instructions to Yaya Toure
Image: Pep Guardiola gives instructions to Toure during pre-season

Toure is in the final year of his contract at the Etihad, where he has won two Premier League titles during a six-year stint having joined from Barcelona.

"Yaya in January can sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs abroad," Seluk said. "He will have many offers from clubs. China and America of course they want him but we will have a lot of offers from England and Europe.

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"He is in very good shape, very good condition, I think he lost seven kilograms.

"Maybe that's not good enough for Guardiola, but then Zlatan Ibrahimovic wasn't good enough for him (at Barcelona).

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Manchester City's Yaya Toure during a training session at City Football Academy.
Image: Toure is surplus to requirements at Manchester City

Toure has won the African Footballer of the Year award four times, and Seluk also predicts many fans in Africa will support Manchester United in Saturday's derby, live on Sky Sports 1 HD, following City's treatment of his client.

"They will lose a lot of millions of supporters from Africa because of this decision from Guardiola," Seluk said.

"Now they will support Manchester United. A lot of people in Africa say they will never see any more matches of City on TV."

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